Dubbed “The Eye Openers”, the Play! by Sephora August 2016 Box comes with 6 products to refresh and recharge your beauty routine and create a beautiful eye look.
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm ($68). This anti-aging eye balm contains Alguronic Acid, Vitamin C, Caffeine, Cucumber, Aloe and Green Tea extracts to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. While I did not notice a difference in my undereye circles and fine lines during my two weeks of using it, it did manage to keep my eye area hydrated and smooth for makeup application.
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 HR Wear Waterproof in Love Affair ($10). This gel-cream based pencil eyeliner glided on with ease and excellent pigmentation. The color, a shimmery plum, also made my dark brown eyes pop. But the best part? It stayed put for the whole day once it set.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara ($22). With its triple-black pigments, this immediately darkened my lashes and gave it an extra oomph without looking clumpy. Plus it contains Hairdensyl, a blend of proteins and amino acids that can help stimulate lash growth.
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow in I544 Pink Granite ($21). This frosty medium rosy taupe applied with great color payoff and a buttery texture. The color was also perfect for both day and night.
Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer ($55). Formulated with Lemon Balm, Goji Berry and vitamin E, this liquid moisturizer claims to refresh, protect and hydrate tired skin for an instant dewy glow. The runny, lightweight texture was meant to emulate Asian lotions and worked very well on my dehydrated combo skin, leaving it supple and soft in just seconds.
CLEAN Reserve Warm Cotton ($90). With notes of Aldehydic Ginger, Watery Ozonic, Mint Green, Pepper Floral Accord, Musk, Incense and Vetiver, this reminded me of fresh laundry – so clean and refreshing!
Play! by Sephora is a beauty subscription service that brings you 5 deluxe samples and a fragrance bonus at $10 per month. To sign up, visit www.sephora.com/play for more details.
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